My latest font is my version of Hermann Zapf's Palatino. Why yet another version of Palatino?
- My font has tighter default leading — 12 on 10 point, instead of 13.5 on 10 point, so it is more economical for copy-fit.
- Petite Capitals (x-height Small Capitals) are in the Private Use Area so they can be used in applications that don't support OpenType features.
- Small Capitals (80% of Caps Height) are unmapped.
- OpenType Features for Alternative Fractions, Scientific Inferiors, Subscript, Superscript, Ordinals, Denominators, Numerators, Fractions, Oldstyle Figures, Alternate Annotation Forms, Stylistic Alternates,¹ Petite Capitals, Small Capitals, Petite Capitals From Capitals, Small Capitals From Capitals, Capital Spacing, Discretionary Ligatures, Standard Ligatures, Stylistic Sets,² Ornaments, Character Variants, Terminal Forms, Historical Ligatures, and Historical Forms.
- The fonts are released under GNU license, so anyone can modify them, add support for other languages, etc., to suit their needs. Just give the font a new name and retain the GNU license agreement.
- They includes a wide range of symbols and dingbats.
¹ The Stylistic Alternates have coloured glyphs, which are only supported by Windows 8.1, or by Firefox 32 or later on Windows 7. In applications and operating systems that do not support them, the glyphs will be monochrome.
² One Stylistic Set is designed for use by Pāḷi scholars who use the Velthuis encoding system: aa = ā, ii = ī, etc. By enabling this feature Velthuis encoded text is displayed as Unicode text. A second is for Romanian Localised Forms of S and T comma to replace S and T cedilla. (Localised Forms are not supported in PagePlus).